Using the idea of primary but binary inter-relationships of symbiotic necessity, Kirkpatrick paints figurative landscape scenarios, which mutate into aspects of abstraction and back again. The dislocated, both metaphorically and physically, characters and locations suggest suburban angst and uncertainty in an allegory of identity. The narrative of illusory realities is coaxed into alignment through a collage process leading to a ‘realist’ style of painting that retains a mystique akin to a David Lynch movie, with its accompanying tensions, anxieties, and plain weirdness. (MP). http://berkeleyjess.blogspot.com

Chora I, oil on canvas, 72" x 72", Oct 2013

Arrest I, oil on linen, 15.5" x 22", Sept 2013



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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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